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Painting a fuller picture of how antibiotics act

Machine learning reveals metabolic pathways disrupted by the drugs, offering new targets to combat resistance. Most antibiotics work by interfering with critical functions such as DNA replication or construction of the bacterial cell wall. However, these mechanisms represent only part of the full picture of how antibiotics act. In a…

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Structure of T cell epitopes a decisive factor in natural HIV control, study finds

Researchers apply network theory to HIV protein structure, uncovering a vital link between connectivity and protective immune response. In 2017, nearly 37 million people were living with HIV worldwide, according to the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). Current treatments for the virus, which becomes AIDS in its most…

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Two HST students selected as 2019 MIT Graduate Women of Excellence

Claudia Elena Varela and Elise Chantal Wilcox, both students in the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology (HST), have been chosen as 2019 MIT Graduate Women of Excellence. Selected among 200 nominees for their first-rate leadership and service contributions to the MIT community, Varela and Wilcox will be honored…

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The power of play

Video game developer NCSOFT joins with MIT.nano to apply the language of gaming to technology research and education. A new collaboration between MIT.nano and NCSOFT, a video game development company based in South Korea, will seek to chart the future of how people interact with the world and each other…

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